William Kelly, 86, of Hamilton, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Compassionate Care Hospice at Hamilton with his loving family by his side.
Born in Trenton, Bill was a life long resident. He was a potter for Trenton Pottery Crane in Trenton for 22 years, and retired in 1984 from American Standard after 13 years of service.
Bill was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean Conflict.
He was a former member of St. Gregory the Great Church and its Seniors Club, a member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, St. John’s Church in Allentown, and Robbinsville Seniors Club. Bill loved playing and following all sports, and his weekly trips to Atlantic City. Most of all, he loved going to his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Son of the late Michael and Margaret Lynch Kelly, husband of the late Elizabeth (Betty) Kelly, and brother of the late Catherine Takash, Ann Auletta, Margaret Barkasy, John and Thomas Kelly, and Ellen Graziano he is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Diane and Charles Gregory of Acton, Maine, and Mary Lynn and Gregory Adams of Hamilton Square; two sons, Dr. William Kelly of Reading, PA, and Robert Kelly of Hamilton Square; his loving companion, Patricia Sauerbaum of Hamilton; seven grandchildren Kelly Foley (James), Jason Gregory (Kristan), Bryan Kelly, Laura McGregory (Michael), Taylor Kelly, Andrew J. and Ashley J. Adams; four great grandchildren, Max, Maya, Ellie, and Alexandra; one sister, Theresa Griffiths of Hamilton Twp.; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Eleanor Kelly of Mercerville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5 - 8 PM at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home 1863 Hamilton Ave. in Hamilton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church 1282 Yardville-Allentown Rd., Allentown, NJ 08501.
Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cedar Lane in Hamilton.
Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd St. New York, New York 10016 or to the American Heart Association at heart.org.
Posted on 18 Jul 2016 by MFH